8.7.1 Overview of Cashless Debit Card Trial


The aim of the Cashless Debit Card Trial is to help stabilise the finances and lives of vulnerable families, ensure welfare payments are used as intended, and reduce money available for alcohol and gambling in an effort to reduce social dysfunction where it exists in some communities.

This section provides an overview of the Cashless Debit Card Trial and explains its objectives, what the card is, and the roles and responsibilities of DSS, Services Australia, the financial institution, and the community body.

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Last reviewed: 11 November 2019